Anyone who is anyone loves Friends... Even those who claim that they've never watched it or simply don't enjoy it. Yes, you have watched it, and yes you do enjoy it. Stop lying to yourselves.
Anyway, it's been an awfully quiet fifteen years since the final episode of Friends aired and we said our tearful goodbyes to the 6 friends we all grew to know and love.
And, in the past few months, the cast has been pictured together much more frequently than usual... In their Instagram selfies. Fans have been loving it, and have been very excitable over the prospect of an official reunion. But they also couldn't help but notice the absence of one of the major cast members - Matthew Perry, or Chandler Bing, as we know him best.
Perry has famously struggled with his health and, unlike his fellow castmates, he has kept a low profile since the finale in 2004. However, he has now emerged... On Courteney Cox's Instagram page. The pair posed for a cute selfie while lunching together, and fans have completely lost their minds.
Keep scrolling to see the selfie and Courteney's hilarious caption...
Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.
via: IMDBWe were first introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.
It was an instant hit.
via: IMDBCreated by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.
And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters.The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not... FYI they totally were on a break.
The final episode aired in September 2004...And we watched through our tears as the gang said their final goodbyes to the apartment we had all grown to know and love for the past decade.
It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least.Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris... As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.
Oh, and Rachel got off the plane.Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.
But, fifteen years on from Rachel getting off the plane...We have never found out what happened to the gang. Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?
Over the years, there have been a few low-key reunions and a lot of false hope...Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.
A trailer for a Friends movie went viral last year, giving superfans false hope that the sitcom was hitting the box office...But it wasn't to be. The trailer was quickly confirmed to be fake and, again, our dreams were shattered.
And even the cast have confirmed that a reunion is incredibly unlikely...Matt Le Blanc left fans heartbroken last year as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply “wouldn’t be the same" in an interview with the Mail Online. He added, “People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family."
So, yeah. Things haven't been looking too great on the reunion front.Many worry that, because Friends was about a group of people in their twenties and thirties, it just wouldn't work following the gang through their forties and fifties.
However, excitement peaked a couple of weeks ago...
The cast have been pictured together more and more in the last few months...
But the one person who has remained absent in the recent influx of selfies?
via: GettyMatthew Perry, or Chandler Bing... Or Miss Chanandeler Bong.
Perry remains the only Friends cast member to have not joined Instagram...
via: GettyWhile the rest of the cast have been working on various projects, Perry has instead remained out of the spotlight as he deals with health and addiction issues.
The actor has been quite unwell.
via: GettyIn August 2018, Perry suffered a gastrointestinal perforation that left him bedridden for three months. “Matthew was very sick when he was hospitalized; his condition was very serious," a source told PEOPLE. “A gastrointestinal surgery is very complex, and the healing can be complicated." This is all on top of his lengthy battle with addiction.
But, thankfully, he seems to be on the mend...
via: GettyBecause he has been out and about lunching with his old Friends colleague, and on-screen wifey, Courteney Cox.
Courteney posted a cute selfie from their lunch date yesterday...
The pair haven't been pictured together in years...
via: InstagramSo, of course, people were very excited about the selfie, particularly other members of the Friends cast. Lisa Kudrow, who played the eccentric Phoebe Buffay, commented, “Lucky lucky. #beautifulpeople." While Jennifer, using her freshly activated Instagram account commented, "MATTY!! I LOVE YOU, GUYS" with a series of love heart emojis.